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I Must Get Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color N and Jewel Crystal Eyes! :D

Although the new Bobbi Brown Beach Club Summer 2010 Collection looks fabulous, I do not want to risk fall-out? Credits to Karlasugar for swatches!

Regardless, I need a new compact mirror and something from Jill Stuart.

I am planning to go to NYC with a friend sometime in June ๐Ÿ™‚ Most likely after tests are done!
So she’ll be shopping for shorts, and I’ll be shopping for Jill Stuart makeup and maybe dresses for this choir party?

  1. BonBonCosmetics
    $5 shipping, $3.50 for each extra item. $30 = free shipping (so slightly cheaper if I buy 1 or 2 expensive things…)
    Jelly $32.99
    Paletteย $59.99
  2. Facial-Shop (shows when product has been available since… cool!)
    Free shipping everywhere. 5% discount after 3 items
    Jelly $36.99
    Paletteย $64.99
  3. Gooddealer.com
    Wanting the Kose Esprique Precious Symphonic Fit Eyes in F-1 !
    Shipping by weight.
  4. Imomoko
    $4.99 under $50, $50 = free shipping and maybe tax
    I may get KOJI Dolly Wink Eyelashes in 01 Dolly Sweet or MUFE. Note to self, there are more in the Dolly Wink than 1 MUFE…
    Although it is out of stock… its $16.99
    Jelly $33
    Paletteย $65
  5. Bobodave
    I have to pay for my product, then it is weighed and I will have to pay for shipping SEPARATELY.
    Depends but this postage rate calculator can be used: http://app1.hongkongpost.com/calc/eng/overseas/step1.php
    Overall, the price rises like, exponentially =________________=.
    Jelly $30.10 –>27.23 + ~$5-10shipping (which is not that bad if I only get ONE)
    Palette $55.89
  6. Adambeauty.com (Shipping is included in price. Every order requires standard $2… handling fee or something?) Link to Kose Cosmeport Masks ๐Ÿ˜€
  7. Pretty & Cute Falsies? $10 http://prettyandcute.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=25_156&products_id=1049
  8. Cosme-de
    Free Shipping
    Doesn’t have everything, but whatever they do, it is a bit to a LOT cheaper.
  9. Sasa.com

I am adamant to get my hands on falsies and something Jill Stuart!
03 Princess Sapphire for Jewel Crystal Eyes and Jelly Eye Color N in 01 Diamond Snow, 02 Gold Light and/or 03 Platinum Satin!YEAH ๐Ÿ˜€

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My SNSD Fandom Beginnings and “Plagiarism”?

I got into the SNSD fandom wayyyyy before most of you probably did.

I was on this Korean music website thing and in the upper right-hand corner, there was this MV trying to load with a white background and colorful balloons. I thought, huh, who is this? And I saw that it was Kissing you by SNSD and thought ahah! this is the SNSD that my friend at school detests because they act “way too cute for their age”.

So this guyfriend and I would sing SNSD – Girls’ Generation to her because she HATED that song with a passion (still does?)
Particularly the “Don’t tease/make fun of me because I’m young~” in the chorus and other parts of the song…

REGARDLESS! I began to pay attention to the shows they were in and listened to Kissing You to bed via my iPod Touch ๐Ÿ™‚
And overall I just loved them for how they managed to act so cute and prettily, something I sort of envied as guys my age never treated me like that… (however, this is before I got contacts and side-swept bangs, and now I’m sort of in business? But my braces! my damn braces that were supposed to last one year are still around because I have 2 baby teeth that have not come out yet AELKFJLKDGJLSKG).

Although around this time, there was a lot of hate towards SNSD, especially Tiffany for being a bitch and Jessica, or Sica, for going out with some Super Junior members…? And even though I was wary of Tiffany until the end of Genie promotions, she must have really gone through a lot of bullshit from people who probably scolded her for not watching her mouth…
Now she is quieter, respectful of her elders and dresses more responsibly/maturely, I feel as though some of her light has dimmed but you don’t really hear her saying any weird/mean crap anymore, huh? :/

In addition, I was very wary of telling others that I was a big fan of SNSD because people were so into Wondergirls at this time. (I was too, they were my first real fandom, but they got old. Fast. And I despised them with a passion up until recently, but now I HATE the new member. She’s so quiet, her face is pancake flat and I “resemble” her. ใ… ใ…  I can sing better than her, and speak better English and I’m learning French! :P)
There was also the Dream Concert incident where the other fanclubs silenced the others…? =________=
Slightly immature, but unnecessary. :/
But now, I am so proud to know how much these girls have grown mentally and slimmed down physically, and that I have been there with them the whole time. Unlike other fandoms that I eventually grow bored of, SNSD I seem to never get tired of.

Now ofย course I love my darling SNSD, even though I’m a girl myself… But I am not lesbo lolololol
I learn from them makeup application, hair styles, hair color, fashion tips, brands they use, etc.
They are a wealth of information. It is the same as having a friend who is a bit older than you (in my case a college friend), who tells you about the hottest things ahead of time. For instance, this college student I’m friends with is 4 years older than me. From her, I found out about limewire like, 2 years before my friends did. I learned from her about BoA (which lead to other artists and Korean entertainment!!!!111!!!1!), manga, video games like Kingdom Hearts and SuperSmashBros., flute and various other things. She was by far no role model of mine haha (as she wasn’t that great academically), but she taught me a lot of things that I was unable to learn elsewhere. In essence, yeah, she was the big sister I never had.

Overall, SNSD struck big, and SNSD is like Apple, Inc. stocks. If I had invested in them when I began to like them, I’d be so freaking rich now. From being ridiculed as acting way too young for their age to Korea’s Most Popular Girl Group, I’m glad to have been a fan for these exciting …2 years? From hiding behind Super Junior and DBSK’s influence all the way to among Korea’s best, I am so so so proud. :’)

Now, my real point?
What is this…?

Fashion label, Mothe. This is the Winter 2009 Collection.

SNSD – Run Devil Run

I’m not one who indulges in SNSD’s pain, but this, I am genuinely confused. LOL ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
And because it is the Winter 2009 Collection, the clothes would have been made beforehand, unless…

*GASP* SNSD IS WEARING MOTHE CLOTHING? But it is very unlikely as Mothe is not very well-known, it’s a US-based brand, and …just unlikely. Regardless, I got the Winter 2009 pics from http://www.celebutantesisters.com/articles/2423

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I’ve been posting less lately because I’ve been on and off sick with a mild-fever and indigestion. Plus, there areย some issues going on at school because these two mental girls did something… Although my side has won this round ๐Ÿ™‚ My side of… 1…2…3…4…5+ girls!

Against their petty two. Meh, the administration has gotten involved and perhaps I’ll get to hear if the police really ARE involved as my mom had mentioned…?

REGARDLESS!

  1. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream $15, 24 (1.25 oz tube, 2.75 oz jar) I’d like the tube version… Heck, if its good enough, my search for an “eye cream” is over, yo!โ™ฅ
  2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream $22 ย (0.21 oz) in eyes&cheeksย 3 Silver & 4 Snow & 11 Gold & 13 Warm Beige &ย 16 Pink Beige; lips&cheeksย 5 Peach & 9 Coral; these would be beautiful to imitate more SNSD makeup! –as in taeyeon and sica’s. :Dโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ
  3. Illamasqua Liquid Metal $24 for copper&gold, $26 for silver and steel (0.05 oz) These are for body use, and that may be interpreted as not-my-face, or my entire body, head to toe. IDK
  4. Make Up For Ever Eyelash Strips $15 Including eyelash glue, there is SO MUCH VARIATION and MUFE provides great quality lashes for just $16! I am anticipating the day I get my hands on these ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. La Mer The Hand Treatment $70 (3.4 fl oz) One of the moreย cheap and effective products produced by La Mer, the Hand Treatment is something I’d like to buy something from La Mer for my mother… maybe a late Mother’s Day gift? As I was busy studying so I could not cut my last class and buy her something. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Although she said she was running out of her skincare stuff that she bought and began by buying a $85 Vitamin C serum thingy.
  6. Origins A Perfect World for Eyes $32 (0.5 fl oz) A nicely priced product from Origins, I was planning to get this eye cream before I saw the Yu-Be cream on Sephora’s website.
  7. Abercrombie & Fitch Quinn Romper (Blue) $68 I doubt I’ll buy this, but it’s so PRETTY!
  8. I really need a waxing kit (like this?) & something that will target my ingrown hairs (like this)
  9. NARS Multiple Tint $38 I’m not sure which one I’ll like most, but I know that I wouldn’t want to buy Turks&Caicos because I have no idea where I would use that on my face. Although I AM on the hunt for a great orange lipstick for both my friend and I. Most likely, it’ll be from YSL unless we’re going to save money/quality and going to MAC or MUFE. (Although the latter sounds more likely, as I am unsure if orange will be a trend for much longer…)

That’s all for today! OMG MAY IS ALMOST OVER!

Eye Cream starts when? My rebellious, acne-prone, teenage years?

Well, people (particularly women) are always ranting about the importance of eye cream and the necessity to become attached to applying it nightly/daily.

However, there is also talk about the appropriate age to begin this ‘ritual’. As I am only 17, wrapping up junior year, my under-eye area shouldn’t be that bad, right? Keyword: SHOULDN’T.

Attending a magnet high school really has its perks! Ranging from extremely intelligent fellow students that allows us to win math, quiz, debate, and choir competitions to sucking at sports, school spirit and LACK OF SLEEP & EXCESSIVE STRESS OMFG.

Thus, here comes the eye cream deemed to rescue my purplish skin beneath my——
Nope. First I have to narrow my search down! Sigh… :/

So, focusing on my budget which means I am not going to be spending hundreds on my conquest. I’d like to buy 2 at most, and be done. Better yet, I’d like to be finished on my first try. YEAH!

Also, I was lately using my new Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2 and up-close, my eye’s fine lines were pretty visible so I have been itching to get my hands on something that would mimic the cream that the SA at Sak’s used on my under-eye area when we were applying the Secret Concealer.

Regardless,ย My choices have been narrowed down to the following, and I will update my thoughts and concerns about each (or most hehe) when I get to the mall.

  1. Clarins Eye Contour Gel $48 (0.7 oz) via Nordstrom Sephora Bloomingdale’s Barney’s Macy’s
    Clarins has 0.7 ounces of product! So I calculated it to see how much this would be if it were a 0.5 ounce product…
    $34.29 DOLLARS! AWESOMEโ™ฅ
  2. Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment $38 (0.5 oz) via Sephora Ulta
    Natural as an acceptable eye cream can get, the Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment sounds like fair game! ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Philosophy Hope in a Tube Lip & Eye Cream $33 (0.5 oz) via Nordstrom Sephora Macy’s
  4. Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream $18 (0.5 oz) via Nordstrom
  5. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream $18 (0.5 oz) via Nordstrom

p.s. I do have an eye cream, but my mom gave it to me from this large set of skincare products. And I don’t know if I got this because she didn’t really need it or thought I needed it (which I do)? But if she really did enjoy this, then I’d like to get something of my own which would most likely be cheaper than whatever I’ve got in my hands right now… ๐Ÿ™‚

Makeup & Nails like SNSDโ€™s Jessica or Sica (์ œ์‹œ์นด)

Moving along, this is Jessica or Sica (์ œ์‹œ์นด –real name, ์ •์ˆ˜์—ฐ), also from SNSD.

A fan took this picture when the group performed “Run Devil Run” at a concert on April 24th. Unfortunately, SNSD has come to the end of their 4-month long promotion that started with Oh! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Regardless, her outfit is all black with accessories that incorporates studs. Her nails are a tan-caramel color? Her eyelids have a wash of neutral tan/taupe/brown colors and she is wearing a natural pink lipgloss.

Note the well-defined eyebrows and minimal blush. Perhaps a bit of contouring work going on… after all it IS SNSD, they’ve got to look great! haha

And of course, to top off her look, she is wearing strip false eyelashes haha ๐Ÿ™‚

I would suggest any natural falsies that lengthen or darken. If you need extra volume, apply mascara, however, mascara WILL deteriorate the falsies faster than justย gluingย on the falsies. Also, any drugstore brand is fine but keep in mind that the glue you use will be significant for ease, comfort and lasting-power!

  1. Make Up For Ever Eyelashes $15 – 156, 105, or 106. Comes with glue.
  2. Shu Uemura False Eyelashes $16 for the singles or the really long falsies to $18-25 for the others. $50+ for the more fancier styles. These do not come with glue, and do not have as many natural styles.

TOMORROW IS FRIDAY! thank goodness!

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Whooooo lot’s of posting going on lately, yes? ๐Ÿ˜€

Today is Wednesday, the middle of the week. I suppose it is therefore, special in its own sense haha.

What I’m itching to buyyyyyy! (Usually I’m bored of these wishlists, but I’d like to retain my sanity when I’m wondering about what was on my list of items I had wanted to buy…)

  1. Givenchyย Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation $63 …WHAT?! That price is outrageous!
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed Nylon Pouch $58 New makeup bag perhaps? 10″ x 7″ x 1″! Greatest dimensions I’ve ever seen, even if it is very flat haha.
  3. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion $17 I would like to zap my pimples sooner than later… sigh
  4. Shaveworks The Cool Fix $11, $25 After buying this “soothing blue gel that alleviates shaving and waxing woes,” I’m seriously need to get my own waxing kit, including a wax warmer to do this the right way! ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. Fresh Sugar Face Polish $55 Unfortunately, I do not have any sort of facial scrubs at home. Yeah, bad thinking huh? I do not even have a body exfoliator, but I’m LOOKING! I just don’t have the time to drag my mom and I to the mall as I do not have my license yet ใ… ใ… 
  6. J.Crew Broken-in Boyfriend Chino Short $49.50, $39.50 These shorts look comfy, stylish and are pretty CHEAP! Not too bad of a find from J.Crew, right? ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Steven by Steve Madden “Bside” Tote $148 Hm, this bag IS expensive but it is among the best on the Nordstrom website… I shall spend more time on other websites. In the meantime, I’m off to bed! GOOD NIGHT ๐Ÿ™‚

One last note to self, must buy Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer $40 for friend’s 18th Birthday!

May 14, 2010

  1. Toms Bennet Metallic Slip-On $85 Toms are ridiculously comfortable! And I really want a stylish pair that wouldn’t make me feel like I’m wayyyyy older than I really am, like, 3x my age or something? So, these are a must!
  2. Topshop Makeup’s Gloss in Heatwave $10 This orange color! Wow I really want a bright pop of color, and I think this particular shade will be very useful ๐Ÿ™‚

Revelations around midnight on May 12th, 2010

  • SNSD’s Sooyoung (์ˆ˜์˜), Yoona (์œค์•„), and Seohyun (์„œํ˜„) are wearing shirts with an additional hole near each shoulder for the “Run Devil Run” album jacket photo. This is clearly the same technique used on F(x)’s Sulli (์„ค๋ฆฌ), as they are currently promoting NU ABO (๋‰ด ์˜ˆ์‚์˜ค), and she can found wearing various altered sports jerseys. Although I am not interested to see which teams are being used or if the stylist merely used the same material, it is weird to see her wearing a freaking jersey + a pink tutu O___O… (image credits toย sulli94.net)
    F(x)'s Sulli
  • Karlie Kloss is modeling Yves Saint Laurent’s Summer 2010 beauty campaign– Solaris.
    I nearly drove myself crazy trying to see if it was Karlie, and only when I compared her to various photos on Style.com was I confident that it was indeed Karlie… BUT NO BEAUTY BLOGGER THAT I COULD FIND CARED ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE MODEL, so i just wanted to mention who it was hehe. (image credits to yslbeautyus.com) (the fashionspot forums cares…! phew)
    Karlie Kloss for YSL
  • UPDATE MAY 13, 2010 around 12PM …SO MAY 14, 2010
    Back to Sulli (์„ค๋ฆฌ), I noticed that Karlie photographed for Hermรจs (image credits: fashiongonerogue)
    and Sulli (์„ค๋ฆฌ) had this “BRAID HAIR WITH FABRICS” style for her performance! OMG you can see it in the GIF I inserted in this post! LOOK! There’s all this random fabric in it! ALSO, I AM ANTICIPATING TOMORROW (ACTUALLY, A FEW HOURS)! THEN I COULD SEE SULLI’S HAIR FOR MUSICBANK (the Friday music show) ๐Ÿ™‚ (lolol fashionista had an article on this ad in freaking January! My bad!)
  • I don’t lose weight when I’m sick anymore… unless I got pneumonia again. Ugh. Last time I had pneumonia was before junior year started, and for a week I suffered. In addition to my discomfort, I missed the first three days of school! Therefore, I didn’t get a locker near most of my friends…but I DID manage to shed a cool 5-lbs and look “gorgeous,” according to my friend ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Sephora by OPI has a cool new topcoat called, Gold For Me. It says it’s not in stock so was it not on sale yet or everyone scooped it …up? UPDATE Pt.2 It is now available! ๐Ÿ™‚